I received a PlanetBox for review purposes.
If you send kids off to school every day, you know just how hard it is to pull together a zero-waste lunch. And if you’re trying to skip plastic? That doubles the difficulty. Enter PlanetBox!
Made of stainless steel, the hinged lunch box opens to reveal five individual compartments of various sizes. It kind of resembles an institutional food tray (or, to date myself, one of those old fashioned TV dinners!). The raised compartments in the lid allow you to fill the bottom tray generously and still close the lid. When closed, each food item is sealed into its separate compartment, keeping the sandwich from touching the fruit for finicky eaters. The one drawback to the compartments is that the space where a sandwich would fit is pretty small.
The PlanetBox comes with a couple of small, stainless steel containers, too. Perfect for yogurt or a dab of peanut butter for dipping. Once you’ve filled all of the slots, latch the PlanetBox and slide it into the insulated carrying bag that comes with it. Voila! Your kids are all set for a zero-waste, environmentally sound lunch break. The carrying bag has two pockets – one will fit a water bottle and the other has a flap that closes with velcro.
Now, they’re not cheap. But the simple styling of the PlanetBox will last a kid through years of school lunches without becoming dated, like the My Little Pony box that is so last year. And bonus for the kiddos: PlanetBox comes with a set of magnets to decorate the outside.